It's summer and I've got some stir-crazy kidlets at my house, so I'm making this one short and sweet. (How ironic! Read on.)
What is that word up there?
Sesquipedaliophobia, or it's longer version, hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia means "fear of long words."
Hmm. That's only slightly less hard to pronounce than "Mxyzptlk."
What about you? Do you shy away from complicated, long words in your writing?
Or if you don't care to answer that question, don't you think those words sound like some horrible disease complete with itchy rash?